Oak Hill resident killed on Fairfax County Parkway near Pinecrest Road overpass

From Fairfax County police:

Police responded to the report of a crash on (Rt.286), The Fairfax County Parkway near Fox Mill Road, on Monday, August 25, just before 6:30 a.m. During the preliminary investigation, Crash Reconstruction detectives determined that a 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer, being driven by a 51-year-old Pennsylvania man, was southbound on Rt.286, approaching the intersection of Fox Mill Road. The driver of the tractor-trailer observed a Cadillac Escalade (SUV) on the right shoulder underneath the Pinecrest Road overpass. As the Freightliner got closer, a pedestrian apparently stepped from in front of the SUV and into the path of the oncoming truck. The driver of the truck unsuccessfully attempted to avoid the pedestrian. The truck hit the pedestrian and then stopped. The pedestrian hit the roadway and sustained life-threatening injuries.

Clayton F. Young, 54, of Oakton Chase Court in Oak Hill, Virginia, was transported to Reston Hospital Center and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the crash.

Fatal Crash in Oak Hill near McLearen Road and Cobra Drive

From Fairfax County police:

Around 3:50 p.m. on Friday, October 5, a 19-year-old driver of a 2012 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on McLearen Road, near Cobra Drive. For reasons unknown, the Honda drove off the road and then reentered the roadway heading west in the eastbound lanes of McLearen Road and struck a 2000 Honda Civic head-on, which was driven by 64-year-old Chris Reams of Sterling, Virginia. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital where Mr. Reams died.

The exact cause of the crash is still being investigated by the police crash reconstruction unit and charges may be pending. However, at this time, it does not appear that alcohol is factor.

Woman dies in Chantilly area crash

From Fairfax County police:

Fairfax County Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place on Route 50 near Sullyfield Circle at around 2 a.m. Friday, October 4.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 39-year-old woman was driving eastbound on Route 50 in the center lane when she lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadway to the right and struck a pole. The driver, Erika Alvarado of Lufthansa Circle, Chantilly was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger, a 29-year-old man, was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital and is in stable condition.

There were no other vehicles involved.

Preliminary investigation reveals that speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

The crash is under investigation by Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives. If anyone has additional information, please call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Two students injured in Herndon bus crash

From WTOP. Details:

A bus with students from a Tae Kwon Do school in Herndon was involved in a crash Wednesday afternoon and two children were hurt.

Herndon police say the crash happened just before 4 p.m. outside of the shopping center where the HK Lee school is located on Sunset Park Drive at Spring Street.

Reston motorcyclist dies in Oakton crash

From Fairfax County police:

Police responded to the area of Virginia Center Boulevard and Baronhurst Drive on Monday, September 9 shortly after 3:30 p.m. for the report of a crash involving a motorcycle. Initial responding officers summoned Crash Reconstruction Detectives to the scene.

The investigation revealed that 32-year-old Jesse Dean Hagedorn of Colts Neck Road in Reston was riding his 2006 Honda motorcycle north on Virginia Center Boulevard just prior to Baronhurst Drive. For an unknown reason, it appears that the motorcycle veered to the right side of the roadway, striking the curb and a guardrail. The motorcycle then struck the curb a second time causing the rider to strike his head on an adjacent tree. The rider was separated from the motorcycle and landed on the roadway. CPR was initiated by a Good Samaritan until rescue arrived. Hagedorn was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in this crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Reston passenger dead after crash with Connector bus

From Fairfax County police. Commerce Park Drive is near Wiehle Avenue:

Fairfax County Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place on Sunrise Valley Drive near Commerce Park Drive.

An 82-year-old woman was driving a 2000 Subaru Legacy when she struck the rear of a Fairfax Connector bus while she attempted to change lanes at around 7 p.m. Friday, August 23.

The driver and her 82-year-old passenger were both transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The passenger, Webster Griffith of Fieldstone Lane in Reston, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash. No charges have been placed. Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives are continuing the investigation.

Four charges filed against Herndon man accused of injuring Manassas police officer

It’s a good thing for this suspect that three strikes laws don’t apply for different offenses committed at the same time. According to WUSA Channel 9:

According to police, witnesses told them that at approximately 9:00 a.m. Saturday the officer was speaking to the driver of a stopped vehicle on the 8700 block of Centreville Road when a black Ford swerved off the road and struck both the officer and the stopped vehicle. Police tell us the driver of the Ford came to a stop on Phoenix Drive, where other officers caught up with him.

Police say the officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver has been identified as 25-year-old Alexander M. Bacon of Herndon, Va. Police say he was charged with Texting While Driving, Reckless Driving, Driving on a Suspended Operator’s License (3rd Offense), and Failure to Proceed with Caution or Yield to Right of Way by Lane Change Lane to Stationary Vehicle Displaying Flashing Blue, Red, or Amber Lights.

More details on fatal Fairfax County Parkway crash in Reston

From Fairfax County police, more details on this fatal traffic accident:

Police have identified the individuals involved in the fatal crash this morning and are releasing additional details.

The cab driver is a 47-year-old Herndon man who was driving his 2009 Nissan Altima Red Top taxi northbound in the left lane of the Fairfax County Parkway. Although the taxi driver swerved slightly to avoid being struck by the 2004 Chevy Trailblazer that was travelling at an excessive speed towards him, the head-on crash occurred as both vehicles approached the intersection of Sugarland Valley Drive.

The passengers in the taxi were not wearing seatbelts and died on scene. Both passengers, ages 29 and 34, were living in Sterling together. Their families have not been located or notified at this time; their families reside outside of the United States. The taxi driver was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he remains in serious, life-threatening condition.

The driver of the Chevy is in non-life threatening condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He has been identified as

Manuel Alejandro Jimenez Benitez, 24 of Rolling Fork Circle, Herndon. Police have charged him with two counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter and he will be transported to the Adult Detention Center following his release from the hospital.

Crash Reconstruction Detectives have indicated preliminarily that they believe speed and alcohol on the part of Benitez are contributing factors to the crash.

Two die in crash on Fairfax County Parkway in Reston

From Fairfax County police:

Fairfax County Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place on the Fairfax County Parkway in the early morning hours of June 1.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 24-year-old man drove from the southbound into the northbound lanes near Wiehle Avenue around 1:45 a.m. and struck a taxi cab head on. Both passengers in the taxi, men ages 29 and 34, died on scene. The suspect driver and taxi cab driver (47-year-old man) were transported to the hospital and are in serious condition.

Detectives are investigating whether speed and alcohol may be factors involving the at-fault driver of the crash and two counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter charges are pending. Identifications are being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

The southbound lanes of the Fairfax County Parkway have been re-opened; however the northbound may be closed for the ongoing investigation.